Collection of Evidence
Educators: Visit www.coe.k12.wa.us for COE guidelines, policies, training and the calendar.
The COE is an evaluation of a set of work samples prepared by the student
with instructional support from a teacher. OSPI, in conjunction with Washington
State teachers, develop and implement COE passages, tasks, and prompts for the
reading, writing, mathematics, and science COE. The passages, tasks, and prompts
are held in a secure "inclusion bank." Teachers are allowed access after
registering students for the COE submission.
Students develop their work samples under the direct supervision of educators. Students must follow state guidelines for preparing and submitting collections. Schools and districts follow sufficiency guidelines when submitting student collections. The COE is scored at the state level using professional scorers. Student results are released to districts via the EDS system following each scoring window.
Students must attempt a content area’s exit exam twice before
being eligible for this option and may submit only one COE per
content area (reading, writing, mathematics, and science). Also,
students who transfer into a Washington public school in the
11th or 12th grade, and whose school has submitted a
Access application that has been approved, are eligible for this
Please visit http://www.coe.k12.wa.us for upcoming submission deadlines.
COEs are scored at the state level by professional scorers trained by OSPI
content specialists. This ensures the validity and reliability of the
assessment. The COE is designed to assess content and skills similar to those
assessed on the HSPE and EOCs.
Lessons Learned 2013 Mathematics COE
Students who submit COEs and earn scores that are close to demonstrating
proficiency may augment the original COE. To augment a COE, students submit a
set of four new work samples that show more proficient knowledge and skills than
the work samples submitted in the original COE. For an augmented COE to be
successful, scorers must determine that the new work samples enhance the
existing COE enough to demonstrate a proficient level of performance.
There are three features of an augmented COE:
- Eligible students must have earned a minimum number of points within a
pre-determined “band of scores” that is close to the cut score used to meet
- Eligible students must submit four new work samples that
demonstrate a proficient level of performance.
- The augmented collection may be submitted in any scoring
window up until the student meets standard in the content area
or turns 21 years of age.
Please refer to the Policies in the COE Guidelines.
Contact your school’s CAA options building facilitator, counselor, or
principal. You may also contact Amanda Mount.